Tuesday, 31 July 2012 12:16
Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 12:36
Pakistan has invited key Afghan leaders and former Northern Alliance members to visit the country, The Express Tribune has reported.
The politicians and former Northern Alliance members will be lead by the Afghan High Peace Coucil chief, Salahuddin Rabbani, who recently replaced his father Burhanuddin Rabbani after his assassination by the Taliban last year.
Salahuddin accepted the invitation earlier this month when Pakistan's Prime Minister, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, visited Kabul, the reported said.
The report added that Pakistani officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Pakistan's ambassador to Kabul Muhammad Sadiq had already extended an invitation to the delegation.
The impending visit comes as the Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said that Pakistan will do whatit can to assist the Afghan-led peace process.
Ashraf met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the 19th of July for the first time since he taking office and has visited British Prime Minister David Cameron.
According to a statement from the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the leaders discussed the regional security concerns related to terrorism and the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.
Both Cameron and Ashraf reiterated their commitment to support Afghanistan in achieving stability and prosperity.